ASUU drops fresh warning, demands

December 6, 2022 Solomon Arowolo 0

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), has warned against the proposed introduction of education loan by the Federal government. 

The Union made the warning in a statement signed by it’s national president, Emmanuel Osodeke, on Monday. He stated that the education loan has proven to be a monumental failure in Nigeria and some other countries where it was introduced. 

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Half salaries: ASUU leaders meet in Calabar

December 4, 2022 Rosemary Moribirin 0

The Academic Staff Union of University (ASUU), will hold its quarterly National Executive Council (NEC) meeting at the University of Calabar on Sunday. This was disclosed by a member of the NEC on Saturday in Abuja. “There is a quarterly NEC meeting and it’s for the fourth quarter. Lots of issues will come up and definitely, the issue of withheld Read More

ASUU drops fresh warning over FG’s ‘no-work, no-pay’ policy

November 22, 2022 Solomon Arowolo 0

The Academic Staff Union of University (ASUU), has issued a warning over federal government’s policy on no-work, no-pay policy ASUU said failure to end the policy will force their members to skip the backlog of academic sessions halted by their seven months strike. Speaking on Monday night, the Chairman of ASUU, University of Port Harcourt, Dr. Uzoma Chima, said, “Today’s special congress Read More

2 presidential candidates are planning to sell Federal Universities – ASUU president

November 17, 2022 Solomon Arowolo 0

The President of Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), Professor Emmanuel Osodeke, has said that two presidential candidates are planning to sell federal universities through Public Private Partnership. Osodoke made this known in a meeting on Friday in Markurdi, the capital of Benue state. Although he failed to identify the two presidential candidate but said they have plans of privatizing the Read More

Half salary: ASUU takes fresh stand

November 14, 2022 Solomon Arowolo 0

In an effort to show their dissatisfaction over half salary payment by the Federal Government, the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has reportedly finalised plans for a one day nationwide protest. A member of the National Executive Council on Sunday said the protest will reportedly involve members boycotting classes for one day. “We are protesting. Branches will choose their Read More

Governors, FG working to pay withheld salary arrears of ASUU members

November 11, 2022 Solomon Arowolo 0

Jigawa state governor , Mohammed Badaru, has revealed that Nigerian governors are working with the Federal Government to pay withheld salary arrears of members of Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU).    Badaru on Thursday said the Governors were considering using legal ways to resolve ASUU challenges so that academics could go on smoothly in the tertiary institutions. He disclosed this during Read More

NANS blasts FG over half salary payment to ASUU members

November 10, 2022 Solomon Arowolo 0

The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS), South-West zone has criticized the federal government’s decision to pay half salary to members of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU). In a statement on Thursday by its zonal Coordinator, Adegboye Olatunji, said the Federal Government had failed to prioritise education under the present administration. NANS said paying half salaries to lecturers was capable Read More

Again, ASUU knocks FG over half salary

November 8, 2022 Solomon Arowolo 0

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) on Tuesday lambasted the Federal Government for paying its members half salary for October. The union also said the government’s so-called ‘pro-rata’ payment, was not only an aberration, but a contravention of all known rules of engagement in any contract of employment for academics the world over. President of ASUU, Prof. Emmanuel Osodeke, Read More

Half-salaries: ASUU seeks Nigerians’ cooperation

November 8, 2022 Rosemary Moribirin 0

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) have asked for the cooperation of Nigerians as it continues to pursue positive resolution on the half salary saga within the ambit of legality without compromising the interests and welfare of Nigerian intellectuals. A statement signed by ASUU president, Prof Emmanuel Osodeke on Tuesday after the union had an overnight National Executive Council Read More

Why we paid half salaries to lecturers – FG

November 5, 2022 Solomon Arowolo 0

The Federal Government through the Federal Ministry of Labour and Employment on Saturday said members of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) were paid half salary for the month of October. The ministry in a statement said that members of ASUU were paid their October salary pro-rata. According to the ministry, pro-rata was done because they cannot be paid Read More

Anxiety as ASUU set to hold NEC meeting over half-salary

November 5, 2022 Solomon Arowolo 0

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) is set to summon an emergency meeting of its National Executive Council (NEC) over half salary payment by the federal government. The decision to convene the meeting follows the alleged payment of half salaries to the lecturers for the month of October, 2022, by the Federal Government. Blueprint had reported that ASUU recently Read More

Any move to ban ASUU will fail – Osodeke blows hot

October 21, 2022 Solomon Arowolo 0

National President of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) Professor Emmanuel Osodeke has given a warning to the federal government. Osodeke said any move by the Federal Government or its agent, including Labour Minister Chris Ngige to ban the union will fail. Osodeke said ASUU’s philosophy is premised on aligning with a worthy cause for the progress of the Read More

We’ll no longer tolerate strikes, FG blows hot

October 21, 2022 Solomon Arowolo 0

The federal government through the Federal Ministry of Labour and Employment has issued a warning to workers trying to embark on strikes. The FG says it will no longer tolerate industrial actions that do not follow due process “particularly during the transition period of the current administration”. According to a statement by Olajide Oshundun, head of press in the ministry Read More

Popular Nigerian university announces ‘marathon’ exams for students after ASUU strike

October 15, 2022 Solomon Arowolo 0

The Management of University of Port Harcourt (UNIPORT), has announced resumption of its academic activities following the suspension of the eight-month-old strike by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU). In a circular released by the institution, on Saturday, students will be starting their examination from Monday, October 24. The circular is titled, “Approved Revised Academic Calendar for 2020/2021 session Read More

ASUU calls off strike, gives reason

October 14, 2022 Solomon Arowolo 0

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has officially called off its eight-month-old strike. The Union announced this in a statement signed by the National President, Professor Emmanuel Osodeke on Friday noting that the issues in its disputes with the Federal Government were not well addressed. According to the statement, “ The National Executive Council of ASUU held an emergency Read More

ASUU Strike: Bauchi Assembly to resolve issues in state owned varsity

October 13, 2022 Mohammed Lawal, Bauchi 0

The Speaker, Bauchi State House of Assembly, Abubakar Suleiman, yesterday said the assembly would work with relevant stakeholders in order to resolve and find lasting solutions to the ongoing strike and other contentious issues between the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), Bauchi State University Gadau Branch with the state government. Briefing journalists after a meeting with the leadership of Read More

Anxiety as students await ASUU decision to call off strike

October 13, 2022 Solomon Arowolo 0

After seven months of suspension of academic activities in Nigerian Universities, there are now indications that the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) may call off its indefinite strike on Thursday. 123 branches have reportedly met and completed congresses to determine the fate of Nigerian students. Blueprint had reported that the House of Representatives intervened in the matter, raising the Read More

ASUU: Strike to be over in few days- Falana

October 11, 2022 Solomon Arowolo 0

The lead counsel to Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), Femi Falana, has given hope that students will return back to classroom. The Senior Advocate of Nigeria on Tuesday explained that the strike would be over in a few days. This assurance comes on the heels of the meeting with the speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, who Read More

ASUU strike: Date set as branches vote amidst call off

October 11, 2022 Solomon Arowolo 0

Branches of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) will commence traditional voting Tuesday and Wednesday over the ongoing strike by the union. The decision of the various branches will be transmitted to the National Executive Council for final decision. A highly-placed source within the NEC disclosed this in a chat with our correspondent in Abuja on Tuesday. “We got Read More

ASUU strike: End in sight as Gbajabiamila meets ASUU

October 10, 2022 Solomon Arowolo 0

As effort is being intensified by the leadership of House of representatives towards ending the ongoing industrial dispute between the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), students have been assured of that the industrial action could be over in a couple of days. Speaker Femi Gbajabiamila on Monday disclosed that the leadership of the striking lecturers is set to sign Read More

Breaking: Appeal Court orders ASUU back to classroom immediately

October 7, 2022 Solomon Arowolo 0

The Court of Appeal sitting in Abuja, has ordered members of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) to resume work with immediate effect. The order came in a ruling on an application by the ASUU seeking permission for it to appeal against the order of the National Industrial Court which asked the striking lecturers to resume duty. Recall that Read More

Atlast, Buhari speaks on ASUU strike

October 7, 2022 Solomon Arowolo 0

As strike by the members of Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) continue to linger on, President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed dismay over the continued strike. The President said the government expects the staff of the universities to have a better understanding of issues in the country. He said the government has made available over N450 billion in the budget Read More

Strike: FG, ASUU out-of-court settlement crashes, head to Appeal

October 6, 2022 Solomon Arowolo 0

The Court of Appeal has been told by the lawyers for the Federal Government and the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), on Thursday, that both parties could not resolve the eight months old strike, despite the out-of-court settlement as advised by the Appellate Court. The FG’s lawyer, James Igwe, and lead counsel for ASUU, Femi Falana (SAN), told the Read More

ASUU to sue FG over CONUA, NAMDA registration

October 6, 2022 Solomon Arowolo 0

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) is set to sue the Federal Government over the registration of the Congress of Nigerian Universities Academics (CONUA) and the National Association of Medical and Dental Academics (NAMDA). Blueprint had reported that the minister of labour and employment, Chris Ngige, had on Tuesday presented certificates of registration to CONUA and NAMDA. The union’s Read More